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CNN
Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm EDT
hear from him live this hour as he tries to recover. also, we'll hear live from mitt romney. he's now campaigning with new energy and momentum after his showing in the debate last night. plus, big bird thrust into campaign politics and on the defensive. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> only 33 days to election and an entirely new dynamic in the battle between president obama and mitt romney. the republican nominee is widely seen as the winner of last night's debate while even the president's strongest supporters now concede he was not at the top of his game. and now the president is back out there on the campaign trail. he's getting ready to speak at a rally over at the university of wisconsin in madison. we're going to be hearing from him live this hour. but first, listen to what he said about mitt romney at a rally earlier today before he left denver. >> when i got on to the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. [ laughter ] but it couldn't have been mitt romney because the real mitt romney has been running around the country
CNN
Oct 16, 2012 4:00pm EDT
america. will president barack obama show some fire and passion? and is governor mitt romney ready to be challenged? >>> also, secretary of state hillary clinton talks to cnn about the deadly attack on benghazi saying and i'm quoting her now "i take responsibility." and in a rare interview about her family, the first lady talks about life in the white house and her husband's performance in the first debate. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> with only 21 days to go until the presidential election, we're counting down to debate night in america. both candidates are taking tonight very, very seriously. air force one arrived in new york just a few hours ago. president obama has spent the past few days in virginia. he's been concentrating on debate preparations. mitt romney flew in from massachusetts where he's been rehearsing. everything could hinge on the candidates' performance in tonight's debate town hall tile moderated by cnn's own candy crowley. our predebate coverage begins right now with cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta who's been following the
CNN
Oct 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
may clinton undercut the obama campaign's main argument that mitt romney's business experience does not qualify him to lead the country. >> a man who's been governor and had a sterling business career crosses the qualification threshold. >> reporter: and back in 2007 when hilary and barack obama went head to head. >> i mean, when's the last time we elected a president based on one year of service in the senate before he started running. >> reporter: in early twoit, obama won iowa. >> i'm here and he's not. >> i can't tell who i'm running against sometimes. >> fast forward four years, clinton gave one of the most rousing speeches in support of obama at the convention. >> i want to nominate a man who's cool on the out siside, b who burns for america on the inside. >> reporter: afterward, obama joked about giving the former president a role in his cabinet. somebody tweeted somebody needs to make him secretary of explaining things. although, they didn't use the word things. >>> mitt romney is trying to keep voters focused on the economy telling them he could do better than president oba
CNN
Oct 8, 2012 4:00pm EDT
room" begins right now. >>> happening now, mitt romney rips apart president obama's foreign policy and takes the lead in a brand-new poll that is being released right now. >>> also, more than 100 cases of meningitis now reported in an outbreak caused by a tainted steroid. the death toll is climbing as well. >>> plus, behind the scenes of a death-defying record attempt. a supersonic jump from the edge of space. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> this just coming in, a major shake-up in the polls. only 29 days before the presidential election. mitt romney clearly riding very high since his strong showing in the first presidential debate. and now he has taken the lead in a closely watched and highly respected poll. take a look at these numbers just released by the pew research center. mitt romney now four points ahead of president obama among likely voters nationwide, erasing the president's eight-point lead before the first debate. let's go deeper right now with our chief political analyst gloria borger, she's joining us. it's clear that that debate has really, really
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. >>> thanks, brooke. happening now, a new poll has bad news for mitt romney when it comes to one of the country's most important groups of voters. tomorrow night won't be the first time romney and the president have come face-to-face, but you may be surprised at how seldom they've actually met. and the former speaker of the house, nancy pelosi, she's here in "the situation room" live this hour. i'll ask her about the democrats' chances of taking back control of the house of representatives. i'm wolf blitzer. your in "the situation room." >>> we're down to just 35 days until the actual presidential election exactly five weeks from today. here's where the race may be decided. we're getting our first look inside the debate hall over at the university of denver. barack obama and mitt romney, they are getting ready to face-off tomorrow night. and as cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta discovered, it will be one of the very two times the two men have actually met in person. jim is joining us live from littleton, colorado. what's the latest on this particular score, jim? >> r
CNN
Oct 23, 2012 1:00pm PDT
romney, paul ryan, the president and joe biden speaking. he'll have it for you. wolf blitzer, we'll send it to you in washington. >>> brooke, thanks very much. happening now, the sprint to election day. the race for the white house now in its final critical phase. the candidates are crossing the nation making every moment count. we're going to hear from the obama/biden team live from ohio this hour. also, the romney/ryan team live from nevada this hour. both of these presidential candidates getting ready to speak. you'll see it. you'll hear it live. this hour in "the situation room." and are some florida voters being intimidated? details of out of state letters targeting republicans. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> fourteen days until americans pick the next president. cnn is geared up to bring you the most comprehensive coverage of these final two weeks of the campaign. our correspondents are in the most critical battleground states across the country as president obama and mitt romney try to win over those few remaining undecided voters who could very well sway th
CNN
Oct 24, 2012 1:00pm PDT
plans for a second term. also, mitt romney's sidetracked by some controversial remarks about rape and abortion by a senate candidate he endorsed. and newly revealed e-mail, they're raising new questions right now in the hours following the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> just 13 days until the presidential election and the obama and romney campaigns, they are kicking into overdrive as the candidates make their final push to win the white house. cnn correspondents are following their every move. they're reporting from coast to coast and from all the most crucial states, any one of which has the potential to decide who the next president of the united states will be. let's begin this hour's coverage in iowa where president obama kicked off a two-day coast-to-coast swing through eight states. he's calling it a campaign marathon extravaganza. likening it to an all-nighter. no surprise his itinerary consistents almost entirely of battleground states. cnn's chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is traveli
CNN
Oct 19, 2012 1:00pm PDT
poll shows the state remains up for grabs. mitt romney's 49% to 48% lead over president obama is within the poll's plus or minus four-point sampling error. cnn's chief national correspondent john king is standing by. florida, florida, it's still florida, florida, florida. >> a dead heat. but that is momentum for mitt romney. if you look back two months ago when we polled among likely voters the president had a four-point lead, right at the margin of error. governor romney now with the lead. the campaign increasingly confident about the state of florida and obama campaign concedes it's going his way. they've been spending as much as governor romney on television $5 million just last week to keep it close. why is it like this? a big generational gap in florida. voters under the age of 50 a huge advantage for president obama. but on those medicare attacks are not working so well 36%, to 56% among romney. that's a plus for the romney campaign in florida. talked about a generational gap. there's also an income gap. look at this. the president with a big advantage of those making under
CNN
Oct 20, 2012 6:00pm EDT
." president obama and mitt romney, they are preparing for their third and final debate. this time on issues where they're both potentially vulnerable. also, shocking video shows workers for a u.s. security contractor in afghanistan allegedly partying up, seemingly so drunk and drugged they could hardly speak. >>> plus, a reason to take the window seat. we have the amazing story of how airline passengers spotted and help save a man who had been stranded at sea for nine days. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer and you're in "the situation room." >>> monday's third and final presidential debate will be a serious challenge for both candidates. it's focused on international policy and arena where both mitt romney lacks experience and the obama administration is under growing criticism, especially when it comes to the situation in the middle east. let's start with cnn's white house correspondent dan loathian. i assume officials in the white house campaign they know the president has questions he's going to answer. >> reporter: that's correct
CNN
Oct 25, 2012 1:00pm PDT
. happening now, president obama uses some surprisingly coarse language to describe mitt romney. also, romney takes a paying job out of the president's double play book. and a possible real life horror story for the northeastern united states. the pieces are now falling in place for a monster weather event dubbed frankenstorm. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> just a dozen days left in the race for the white house. the candidates, their campaigns are now pulling out all the stops. and so are we. our cnn correspondents are reporting from all of the most critical states in this very, very tight race as president obama and governor romney throw virtually everything in their campaign arsenals at the battleground states. let's start with the obama campaign right now. the president drew a huge crowd in richmond, virginia, today. his most recent stop on a whirlwind two-day eight-state swing that culminates next hour. cnn's chief white house correspondent jessica yellin has the latest. >> reporter: wolf, president obama is moving through his schedule at a healthy clip. he'
CNN
Oct 11, 2012 1:00pm PDT
joining us once again. dana, romney told me something similar earlier in the week when he suggested that ryan has never really been in a big debate like this before. certainly hasn't been in a big debate like this, but he has debated before. >> reporter: yes, they're both right in that of course he has not been the vice presidential candidates before with tens of millions of people watching. but he ryan himself reminded me he is a member of the house of representatives, has been for seven terms. he's debated quite often on the floor of the house and committee nues. and he also has been a candidate for congress where he has had to debate. so on that note i took him on a walk down memory lane. i want to show you a picture that might be a blast from the past. >> oh, yeah. that was my first campaign. >> reporter: this is your fst campaign against lydia spottswood. >> that's my lucky irish tie. i've worn that tie in most of my election nights. i've had seven elections. and i think that's a tie. >> reporter: back in that race she is quoted as saying she was old enough to be your mother. j
CNN
Oct 26, 2012 4:00pm EDT
payoff? brand new poll numbers just coming in right now. an awkward campaign moment for mitt romney slamming the stimulus inside a business that benefitted from it. and dire new warnings of a monster storm -- monster storm, they say potentially devastating the northeast united states. how bad will it actually be? we have the latest forecast. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we're now only eleven days -- we're now only eleven days from the president election, and nowhere is the campaign battle being waged more fiercely than in the battleground state of ohio. 18 electoral votes are at stake there. president obama took them in 2008. our brand new cnn/orc poll is just coming in and it shows president obama leading in ohio right now 50% to mitt romney's 46%. but that's within the sampling error. it's a statistical tie in other words. our chief national correspondent john king is joining us. john, break down the numbers for us. no state right now is more important than ohio. >> you can make that case. no state is more important than ohio. you mention it's within the m
CNN
Oct 18, 2012 1:00pm PDT
>>> president obama and mitt romney, they get together once again tonight but very differently. they won't be debating. they'll be going for laughs, telling jokes at the catholic archdiocese of new york's l. smith dinner. it's their wives turns to get serious on this day hoping to reach out to undecided women voters, michelle obama taped an appearance for friday's edition for "live" with kelly and michael and ann romney visited the ladies of "the view" this morning. jim acosta is joining us from new york with more. jim. >> reporter: wolf, while mitt romney was preparing for his third and final face-off with president obama, arguably his best political weapon was taking to the air waves trying to get her husband's campaign out of a bind with women. supporters have long called mitt romney mr. fix-it. but on this day it was ann romney on "the view" playing the role of mrs. fix-it. >> i would say 95% of what i hear from women is help. please help. >> economic help you're talking about. >> absolutely. >> reporter: repairing some of the damage from her husband's awkward response on a
CNN
Oct 29, 2012 1:00pm PDT
danger. >> dan, thanks very much. >>> mitt romney is rearranging, cutting back on his campaign stops because of the storm. but he did go to a rally this afternoon in the all-important swing state of ohio. our national political correspondent jim acosta joins us now from cleveland with more on what the republican presidential nominee is doing. what's going on, jim? >> reporter: wolf, things are changing by the moment. here with the romney campaign, we can tell you the romney campaign has gone ahead and canceled its events for tonight and tomorrow. he is keeping an event that is happening right around now in iowa -- >> unfortunately we've just lost our connection with jim acosta. we'll reconnect with him. we're watching the political fallout as well from this hurricane disaster that's unfolding. we'll get back to jim acosta. i think we actually have him back right now. jim, are you there? >> reporter: yes, i am, wolf. i don't know how much you heard, but i wanted to reiterate the romney campaign has canceled its events for tonight. it is keeping an event that happened right around now
CNN
Oct 1, 2012 1:00pm PDT
room." >>> happening now, just two days before the first obama/romney debate and our new cnn national poll shows the president's lost, lost his post-convention bounce. but there's a different story in the battleground states. >>> mitt romney could make a huge impact on the supreme court. how he could change the direction of the court for decades. >>> they make $10 a day to put their lives on the line. but they could lose their job ifs they don't lose some weight. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we're now just 36 days from the presidential election and nationally our brand-new cnn/orc poll of likely voters shows the race between president obama and governor romney remaining up for grabs. the president leads 50% to 47%. but his three-point margin is within the poll's sampling error. our chief national correspondent john king is in denver getting ready for the debate over there. that's the site of the debate. john, take us into these numbers. what are you seeing? >> reporter: well, wolf, i can tell you this, talking to senior officials in the romney campaig
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
much. happening now, we're counting down to tonight's presidential debate. mitt romney's motorcade just pulled up at the debate hall. president obama's expected to arrive in denver any minute as well. we'll be talking with top supporters of each candidate. the former new york city mayor rudy giuliani, he'll join us live this hour. also we'll be hearing from both candidates' wives in special cnn interviews. today, by the way, is the obama's 20th wedding anniversary. so what's it like spending the night with the romneys? i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> 34 days from the presidential election but much more importantly right now at least right now we've reached what may be the most decisive night of the 2012 campaign, the first presidential debate at the university of denver. after weeks of downplaying expectations, mitt romney's campaign insiders are finally opening up about what they really think can be accomplished tonight. cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta is in denver getting ready to set the scene. jim. >> reporter: wolf, the romney campaign s
CNN
Oct 6, 2012 3:00pm PDT
situation room. the obama and romney camps spar over new jobs number as the president tries to rebound from his weak performance in his first debate. >>> computer technology helps us get a sense of what the candidates might have been thinking and feeling on the stage. >>> and big bird gets a shout out in the presidential race. will he be an endangered species after the election? >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the "situation room." >>> exactly one month before election day, there's a new dynamic in the race for the white house. after mitt romney outperformed the president in the first debate. and now knew jobs numbers are likely to provide more fuel for their next debate. the unemployment rate unexpectedly fell to 7.8 in september down from 8.1 the previous month and the lowest since january 2009. a separate survey of employers shows businesses added 114,000 jobs last month. and let's bring in jessica yellen. what's the obama white house saying about all of this? >> they're effectively saying that the economy, while it's still weak, is showing signs that the president's policies are wo
CNN
Oct 15, 2012 1:00pm PDT
of what could be a make or break debate for president obama. mitt romney's campaign announces a huge fund raising hall. also, a controversy of sorts over debate questions. are both campaigns afraid of the moderator? our own candy crowley. and how do you top the record-setting jump from the edge of space? a closer look at what's next in the high altitude exploration. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in the "situation room." >> it's hard to believe, but only 22 days left until the election. and just over 24 hours to the second presidential debate. for president obama, the stakes could hardly be higher. the slight lead in the polls, he had going into the first debate has evaporated in these days since his lackluster performance. right now, both he and mitt romney, they are preparing intensively for another faceoff, this time at new york's hofstra university. a faceoff that could help decide the white house race. our national political correspondent jim acosta is joining us from boston right now where romney is preparing. what's the latest on romney's preparation? what do we know, jim? >> w
CNN
Oct 29, 2012 4:00pm EDT
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CNN
Oct 17, 2012 4:00pm EDT
presidential election. this afternoon president obama and mitt romney, they are squeezing in some campaigning in the all-important swing states before they have to hunker down once again to prepare for their third and final debate monday night. last night's fiery town hall debate is very much on their minds today. our white house correspondent, dan lothian, was with the president at his first stop today in iowa. >> reporter: wolf, even before the president arrived here at cornell college in mt. vernon, iowa, supporters were bragging about the performance one fired up the crowd by saying president obama was passionate reminiscent of the candidate they saw here in iowa in 2008. >> sharp, focused, passionate, knowledgeable, game on. >> reporter: with his sleeves rolled up and his tie loosened, the president strutted on to the stage in a sweltering gym and reminded voters about last night. >> as many of you know, we had our second debate last night. [ cheers and applause ] you know, i'm still trying to figure out, you know, how to get the hang of this thing. debating. but we're working on it. we'
CNN
Oct 9, 2012 4:00pm EDT
romney. definitely stick around for that. "the situation room," must-see tv. i'm brooke baldwin. thanks for being with me today. i will be back tomorrow. in the meantime, here's wolf. >>> brooke, thanks very much. happening now, we're standing by for my live one-on-one interview with the republican presidential nominee mitt romney. he's heading for ohio where we have brand new poll numbers just coming in. we're going to see what a difference one debate has made. also, rare access into the syrian president bashar al assad's inner circle. a one-time insider sits down with cnn, admits covering up crimes and so much more. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> this just coming into "the situation room" as we await our interview with mitt romney, we have brands new poll numbers from one of the most crucial battleground states in the country certainly on the cnn electoral college map, ohio. both presidential candidates will be there today. and look at this. romney's catching up dramatically. president obama's still ahead 51% to 47%. but his four-point lead falls now wit
CNN
Oct 20, 2012 3:00pm PDT
on international policy and arena where both mitt romney lacks experience and the obama administration is under growing criticism, especially when it comes to the situation in the middle east. let's start with cnn's white house correspondent dan loathian. i assume officials in the white house campaign they know the president has questions he's going to answer. >> reporter: that's correct, wolf. and there doesn't appear to be much of a difference between the two candidates when it comes to foreign policy. but the president is getting prepared in study hall this weekend out at camp david. i think when you talk to folks out there, most people believe the president does have an advantage going into this debate. we expect he'll talk about getting osama bin laden but no one here at the white house, no one with the campaign is under estimating governor romney. he won the first debate. he had a strong performance in debate number 2, and that's perhaps why you saw the president out on the campaign trail this week warming up, hitting mitt romney on foreign policy. >> the next deba
CNN
Oct 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
romney interview, he talks about his tax plan, his 47 comment and what he would do about iran's nuclear program. and paul ryan pumps iron. jeannie moos takes a look at those controversial workout photos. i'm wolf blitzer and you're in "the situation room." >> we begin with a dramatically changed political lancape as we head into tuesday's second debate between president obama and governor romney. poll after poll shows momentum building behind the romney/ryan tukt and there's pressure on the president now to wrap up his game for the three-week sprint to election day. let's bring in our correspondent, we're getting reaction to the vice presidential debate, more comments coming in. but the president has his mission cut out for him right now. dan? >> he really does. we just have to look back to right after the debate where the president turned up his volume, strongly aggressively going after his gop opponents. but what we saw this week at the university of miami on thursday at a big rally there was the president even turning up the volume a bit more. attacking mitt romney for what t
CNN
Oct 5, 2012 4:00pm EDT
surprising numbers about jobs forcing both the president and mitt romney to re-write their pitch to voters. ge's former boss calls the jobs numbers unbelievable. wait until you hear the smackdown he gets from a one-time member of the obama white house. and mitt romney's complete aboutface. how he now calls his 47% remarks totally wrong. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with president obama out there on the campaign trail making the most of today's unexpected and potentially, potentially game changing numbers about jobs. with only 32 days to go before the election, the labor department announced employers created 114,000 jobs last month. just as important the numbers from july and august were revised upward to show the economy added 86,000 more jobs than we originally thought. september's unemployment rate fell from 8.1% down to 7.8%. it hasn't been this low since president obama was inaugurated. and out there on the campaign trail today he's taking full credit for the change. let's bring in our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin. she's getti
CNN
Oct 12, 2012 1:00pm PDT
debate. first, the republicans. in a little bit mitt romney teams up with congressman paul ryan in the swing state of ohio. and you're going to see their rally live right here in "the situation room." already today romney's called his running mate's debate performance thoughtful respectful, steady and poised. our national political correspondent jim acosta has more now on the republican's post debate spin. >> reporter: wolf, even though paul ryan said he saw it coming republican strategists i talk to in the post debate spin room said they were not expecting joe biden's repeated interruptions and laugh out lud style. if the vice president's performance could be summed up as lol, the republican response was omg. >> i'm great. >> reporter: at breakfast after his fiery debate with vice president joe biden, paul ryan still had his sunny side up. >> no. it's what i expected. [ laughter ] >> reporter: ryan offered no complaints about biden's aggressive performance. which appeared to be designed to put some sorely needed points on the president's scoreboard, whether it was on ryan's past reque
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Oct 22, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. >>> happening now, we're counting down to the final face-off between president obama and mitt romney. it's debate night in america. >>> also, i'll talk to a man who's actually debated both of these candidates before. senator john mccain. he's standing by to join us live this hour. >>> and the state that could make or break either campaign. we have brand-new poll numbers from ohio. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> 15 days until the election and a critical night in the battle for the white house. this is the third and final presidential debate pitting mitt romney against president obama. we've just received these pictures of romney walking through the debate site in boca raton, florida. tonight's focus, foreign policy. and for both men, the stakes could hardly be higher. the tight race has gotten even tighter and tonight's contest could give either candidate the chance to pull ahead in these final critical days of this campaign. cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta is in boca rattan getting ready for the debate. what's the latest there? >> reporter: wo
CNN
Oct 30, 2012 1:00pm PDT
laguardia airport under water. and just one week from election day, both president obama and mitt romney, they are shifting their focus. they are responding to the disaster without trying to appear overly political. >> i'm wolfe blitzer. you're in the situation room. >> today. >> right now the storm is over pennsylvania. torrential rain and in some places, blizzard conditions. here is the big picture as best we know it. 67 in the caribbean. close to 8 million customers in 15 states and the district of columbia have no electricity. spent last night in red cross operated shelters. this may be the worst storm ever to hit new york city. one of the biggest challenges is where the massive subway system is shut down, tunnels and stations are filled with high water. no idea when the trains will be running again. this is a difficult situation. take a look at laguardia airport. the runways are submerged and levels were so high they reached the jet lanes where people usually walk on to the planes. an entire neighborhood is destroyed by fire. at least 80 homes burned to the ground in the new york bu
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Oct 19, 2012 4:00pm EDT
mitt romney. and a car bomb shakes beirut's fragile peace, kills one of lebanon's top critics of the bashar al assad regime in syria. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> with just 18 days to go until the presidential election, we begin this hour with important information just into "the situation room" from the state of florida. our brand new cnn/orc poll shows the state remains up for grabs. mitt romney's 49% to 48% lead over president obama is within the poll's plus or minus four-point sampling error. cnn's chief national correspondent john king is standing by. florida, florida, it's still florida, florida, florida. >> a dead heat. but that is momentum for mitt romney. if you look back two months ago when we polled among likely voters the president had a four-point lead, right at the margin of error. governor romney now with the lead. the campaign increasingly confident about the state of florida and obama campaign concedes it's going his way. they've been spending as much as governor romney on television $5 million just last week to keep it close. why is it like
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Oct 10, 2012 4:00pm EDT
, thanks very much. happening now, mitt romney forced to change his stump speech because of a military mother's plea. also this hour, two cnn exclusive interviews. my one-on-one with mitt romney and his running mate paul ryan speaks with dana bash. and another round of bitter partisan bickering breaking out as congress discloses new details about the attack on the u.s. diplomatic compounds in benghazi. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> with just 27 days to go until the presidential election, we begin with mitt romney's bumpy day out there on the campaign trail. first, his campaign had to clarify something romney said earlier about abortion later. they said romney will stop telling a new story apparently designed to show his softer side. cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta is in ohio right now on the road with the romney campaign. >> reporter: wolf, mitt romney's been trying to open up to voters in recent days telling stories of friends who have died, even service members who have died in combat. but the mother of one falling navy s.e.a.l.s. says she's
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